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Our Pathways program encompasses all of our programs and initiatives that help our students prepare to step forwards and reach their goals beyond John Curtin.


As part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), John Curtin offers more than 25 School Curriculum and Standards Authority (formerly Curriculum Council) courses including the highest level subjects such as specialist mathematics, physics, chemistry and English literature.

Gifted and Talented students continue with their specialist subject into upper school.

General/Non ATAR

We also offer endorsed programs and nationally accredited courses from which students can compile their course selection to meet WACE requirements.


The Curtin UniReady Program is a university enabling program, providing a pathway for non-ATAR students into selected degrees at Curtin University. The College has a partnership with Curtin that allows the College to deliver the UniReady Program to Year 12 students. Eligible Year 12 students can select the UniReady Program as one of their school subjects and undertake the UniReady Program whilst still at the College. Upon completion of the UniReady Program, students are awarded a notional ATAR of 70 which can then be used to satisfy the entry criteria to a range of degrees at Curtin University and other universities.

Flexi program

For students completing a non-atar pathway the Flexi Program gives them the opportunity to attend workplaces (ADWPL), profile funded TAFE courses, or Fee for Service (FFS) courses at private training organisations (RTOs). Students attend school for four days and on the fifth day attend workplace learning, South Metro or North Metro TAFE course, or another RTO.

Through the Authority Developed Work Place Learning (ADWPL) students will gain Endorsed Course units of equivalence towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

This program allows students to experience different workplaces, assisting them to develop transferable and employability skills, make informed career decisions or guide them on a vocational pathway.


Students in Years 9 and 10 can participate in Try a Trade activities facilitated by CFT.

Year 9 Career Tasters

Students in Years 9 can participate in Career Taster activities facilitated by DTWD.